This resource presents 16 Minimum Standards for GBV prevention and response programming in emergencies. As a whole, the 16 Minimum Standards define what agencies working on specialized GBV programming need to achieve to prevent and respond to GBV, and deliver multisectoral services. The resource includes 16 Standards on GBV Guiding Principles, Staff Care, Women’s and Girls’ Participation and Empowerment, Psychosocial Support, GBV Case Management, Women’s and Girls’ Safe Spaces, Health Care for GBV survivors, Referral Systems, Safety and Risk Mitigation, Justice and Legal Aid, Dignity Kits, Cash and Voucher Assistance, Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, Transforming Systems and Social Norms, Collection and Use of GBV Survivor Data, GBV Coordination, Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Key actions, guidance notes, links to additional resources and indicators are included for each standard area in the document.
The objective of the Minimum Standards is to establish a common understanding of what constitutes minimum GBV prevention and response programming in emergencies. This resource is designed to be useful for all GBV practitioners, including those who have limited experience in implementing GBV programming.
These Minimum Standards for GBV in Emergencies programming is endorsed by the GBV Area of Responsibility of the IASC.